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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Tavares, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had no idea what a cog train was until I took this ride up Mt. Washington. Now I'm an expert! What a ride. The tickets were a bit pricey but worth every penny. Amazing views from the observation deck. Very nicely done. Between the train station at the base and the observatory on the summit, it's like a museum. Learn... More

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Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went on the first run of the day. We spent alittle more to ride the coal driven engine. The best part of the trip was going down watching how the brake man slowed down the train car. Well worth the trip.

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Spring Valley, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We've travelled via the cog many times. This is the first time without a steam engine but rather with biofuel. Makes for a much cleaner ride! The brakeman gives a guided tour during the 45 minute or so trip. The trip is expensive :$66.00 per adult. This gives you one hour at the summit. For us this was not enough... More

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Jasper, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Pricey but unique, fun adventure to get to the summit of Mt. Washington. Be forewarned about the weather...most days at the top do not have clear viewing experiences. Ours was foggy, windy and cold, but we had fun regardless. Dress appropriately, even if it's decent down at the base station. The summit can be entirely different! The views on the... More

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Holland PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A little pricey, but a fun trip and must see. Make sure to bring a jacket since the temp at the top can differ by as much as 30 degrees. The view can change every few minutes due to the high winds. Currently under construction at the top, but didn't interfere with our plans at all.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What is better the a rewarding hike to the summit of Mt Washington? Not having to hike down! I have Driven and Hiked to the summit several times. This hike I was with my son, (8). I was unsure if we could make a round trip, so we considered taking the Cog down. This was my first Cog train ride,... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A relaxing and beautiful trip to the summit. Drove the first time and it was too scary on the little road. Enjoyed this trip much more.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the cost to do this run. Approx 45 minutes up the hill and 45 minutes down with an hour on top to grab something to eat and see the views Great fun for all and the railroad staff is friendly and give some good guide information about the ride and railway as they take you up.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wish I hadn't waited 66 years to do the Cog Railway and Mt. Washington. We really lucked out with the weather. It was 77degrees at the Base and a chilly 50+ up on Mt. Washington. The weather was clear and mostly sunny and the 360 degree views were breathtaking. This is a wonderful experience for all ages but be careful... More

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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lots of fun. Recommend morning visit as toward end of day very misty. Misty when we went but still lots of fun. Recommend stopping here on any trip thru the area.

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